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Sheep's eye and licorice tooth

Posted by Sauerkraut on December 29, 2000

In Reply to: Sheep's eye and licorice tooth posted by ESC on December 28, 2000

: : There is a song in the musical "Guys and Dolls" called MORE I CANNOT WISH YOU sung by the character Uncle Arvide who uses this phrase. Origin and meaning, please.

: This is a guess. Those terms sound like slang terms for dice.

I surely hope not. Uncle Arvide is a Salvation Army Colonel, and is talking about his wishes for Sarah to find her true love - I know she was involved with Sky Masterson, but don't know that Uncle Arvide approved. Thanks for the reply though - let's see where this goes. Can our British friends help any?